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Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race
2012 Race Report: Mario Kart



Here's a Sculpture!
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Mario Kart

From Baltimore’s City College high school comes Mario Kart, their first sculpture made from scratch. They learned welding to complete this project. However, moments after their water entry splash subsided, loud cracking noises came from the Kart—and another crack sounded as a large foam panel came off the sculpture. Soon, parts were flying off the entire sculpture; we suspect this may have been its first float.

For their dramatic disintegration, they received the Worst Honorable Mention.

Their welding held together throughout the race—and after they reattached the foam panels, it looked vaguely as good as new (although shy an inflatable wheel—and they had replaced even that by the finish line, shown below).

This is the same enthusiastic team that produced 2011’s Batmobile.


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  1. Champion The 1%
  2. Loose Cannon
  3. Bling Dynasty
  4. Yes! Oui! Cancan
  5. Bike to the Future
  6. Lickety Split
  7. Mario Kart
  8. Rumspringa
  9. Lucy’s Chariot
  10. FLOCK
  11. Poseidon’s Adventure
  1. The Polysaccharides
  2. Agogosaurus
  3. Cup O’ Noodles
  4. El PLATYPUS
  5. Kipplala Rides Again
  6. The Machine
  7. Jemicy’s Five
  8. Go Ask Alice
  9. Herding Cats
  10. Walobo
  11. Max’s Pride
  1. Cat-A-Maran
  2. AMS KiNestic
  3. Halo
  4. Nyan Craft
  5. Riot-N-Roll
  6. AVAM’s Fifi, Bumpo, and Frog
  7. Thanks!
  8. Volunteers
  9. Spectators
  10. The KineticBaltimore.com Team
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